Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl, on Mormonism and Judaism
Is Mormonism defined more by ethnicity or by religious belief?
Conversations With Fascinating People.
Feb. 2 2012 6:54 PM

How Mormons Are Kind of Like Jews

In part two of my conversation with The Mormon Girl (Joanna Brooks, author of The Book of Mormon Girl), a question about Jon Huntsman leads to surprising (to me) news about the sense in which Mormons are like Jews. It has to do with the role of religious belief in defining the tribe.

Here is yesterday's installment of the Brooks conversation. You can watch the whole conversation here.

  Slate Plus
Political Gabfest
Nov. 30 2015 2:50 PM The “Slightly Sad Breakfast” Bonus Segment The Political Gabfest hosts consider fresh food ideas to shake up Emily Bazelon’s morning routine.
  Health & Science
Nov. 30 2015 12:16 PM We Need a Moratorium on Genetically Modifying Humans The technology for potentially creating designer babies has progressed much faster than the deliberation.